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5 Ways to Translate the Women's March Into Real Change

Anne Zeiser | Posted 01.24.2017 | Impact
Anne Zeiser

You can contribute to real change by acting and participating in myriad ways.

100 Layers Of Self-Love

Kajal Pandey | Posted 09.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kajal Pandey

Instead of bashing what we hate, why not promote what we love? By focusing on the world we want to live in -- we can begin little by little to move closer to this reality. It begins with me, it begins with you.

Defeating Trump Will Take More Than An Electoral Victory

Noah Baron | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Noah Baron

If you're like me, you have probably been exhorted in every possible way to vote for Hillary Clinton: We are told that we have a moral obligation to support her--some even say that we must vote for her in states where the election isn't even close.

Did He Smoke?

Jeff Smith | Posted 09.13.2016 | Impact
Jeff Smith

We have been duped. Rather than villainizing the cancer, we have villainized the smoker. The very person that is fighting for his/her life, s/he is dying in the shadows, because we have applied blame to them.

How the U.S. Government Has Used 9/11 to Criminalize People of Color

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

In the 15 years since the attacks, heightened surveillance and security have cracked down on Muslims and immigrants.

Fethullah Gülen: 'I Call For An International Investigation Into The Failed Putsch In Turkey'

Emre Celik | Posted 08.16.2016 | Home
Emre Celik

Unfortunately, in a country where independent media outlets are shut down or taken under government custody, a significant portion of Turkish citizens were made to believe -- through relentless pro-government propaganda -- that I am the actor behind the July 15 coup. However, world opinion, which is shaped by objective information, clearly sees that what is going on is a power grab by the administration under the guise of a witch-hunt.

When It Comes To Social Justice, Adults Need To #PassTheMic

Maru Gonzalez | Posted 07.26.2016 | Education
Maru Gonzalez

If we are to support youth as they exercise higher levels of personal freedom and social responsibility, the parameters of engagement and mobilization can no longer be set by and for adults. How can we then support youth social action in a synergistic and compassionate manner?

The First Step To The Black Lives Matter Issue Is Simple

Jenna Atkinson | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Jenna Atkinson

This was originally written for a Facebook post after an experience on a business trip this weekend in Chicago. I received a lot of feedback and with ...

A Darker Shade Of Green

Lance Hosey | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Lance Hosey

The clash of personal ego and public interest holds us all back. Advocates for change in the design industry can go only so far without also changing how designers behave.

#BlackLivesMatter, #AllLivesMatter And #BlueLivesMatter Don't Have To Be Mutually Exclusive

Timeica Bethel | Posted 07.11.2016 | Black Voices
Timeica Bethel

Some people argue that the BlackLivesMatter movement is anti-police. In fact, the BlueLivesMatter hashtag was created to "defend" police against the BlackLivesMatter movement; however, the two are not mutually exclusive.

'Break Free from Fossil Fuel'

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 06.20.2016 | Green
Asoka Bandarage

The extraction, refining and distribution of fossil fuels is an enormous industry representing the engine for global economic production and growth.

Social Movements Matter: The Untold Story of the Democratic Primaries

Gara LaMarche | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Gara LaMarche

It takes nothing away from Senator Sanders, and the millions of voters he has mobilized, to observe that deeper currents are at work that have created a political climate which has sharply influenced both him and Secretary Clinton.

In The Struggle For Racial Equality, Giant Protests Don't Create Giant Change

The Well | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices
The Well

While collective action and mass movements are crucial to bringing widespread awareness to the issues, I strongly believe that the needle of social change only moves forward when ordinary citizens do extraordinary things.

Breaking the Silence on Mental Health

Anne Hilker | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Anne Hilker

Miller twists what society perceives as weakness into strength, capturing the beauty and warrior-like qualities in the women she features. I recently interviewed Ali to discuss how she found the courage to publicly tell her story, and in the process inspire dozens of other women.

The Spirit of Activism: From Occupy Wall Street to a New Playbook for Revolution

Jaime Lubin | Posted 04.27.2016 | Home
Jaime Lubin

"People can't ignore my book," says Dr. Micah White, PhD. Well, people can, but once they've read the award-winning activist's innovative call-to-arms...

Self Love Rising #lovesaveslives

Kajal Pandey | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Kajal Pandey

The one thing we can't learn is Love. We can only truly feel Love. This powerful energy transcends every limit, challenge, suffering and hateful act...

The Future Is Now: Celebrating Youth Leadership

Aaron Ableman | Posted 03.23.2017 | Education
Aaron Ableman

When I was 11 years old, my father gave me an opportunity to share my story in one of his books, entitled "On Good Land: The Autobiography Of An Urban...

Movements v. Brands: Are POTUS Candidates Rallying Cries or Products?

Cait Lamberton | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics
Cait Lamberton

All POTUS campaigns are not the same. And it matters. For branded campaigns, the candidate is the product. For movement campaigns, the candidate is the rallying cry.

Look, the 2016 Student Uprising in the USA

Scott Goodson | Posted 02.26.2017 | Business
Scott Goodson

We are living in a time of great social shifts and as a result great cultural and social movements.

The Black Panther Party: A Food Justice Story

Garrett Broad | Posted 02.24.2017 | Politics
Garrett Broad

At a moment when Black Americans were suffering from widespread hunger, sickness, unemployment, and police violence, the Black Panther Party was there to try to fill the gaps that institutional racism and government negligence had created.

Bernie Sanders Meet Bayard Rustin

Steven Conn | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Steven Conn

With the primary season now finally and officially underway, and with Senator Bernie Sanders' stunning victory in New Hampshire still registering on the political seismograph, I've been wondering what Bayard Rustin would make of it all.

Getting Change Wrong

Bill McKibben | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics
Bill McKibben

If you think that we need a leader who will push to change the way we see the world then it makes perfect sense to imagine Bernie as the realistic candidate, the one who will get things done.

The Bernie Campaign: The Democratic Party's Biggest Insurrection in Decades

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Many of the same media outlets and overall corporate forces that denounced Eugene McCarthy in 1968, George McGovern in 1972 and Jesse Jackson in 1988 are gunning for Bernie Sanders in 2016. We shouldn't be surprised.

Creating a Movement, Addressing Inequality Differently

Derrick Feldmann | Posted 01.26.2017 | Impact
Derrick Feldmann

Go out and explore. Take an attitude of fixing things when you see them. Experience them and understand them. Approach things as you want to accomplish them. That will make the world a better place.

The Makers Movement - What is a Changemaker?

Erin McElroy | Posted 01.19.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Erin McElroy

There are infinite possibilities of where we can go when we choose to actively consider and participate in the changes that are happening all around us. Let's make something meaningful.